I decided to write a clear, plain English guide to fundraising and charities based largely on the first data protection principle, setting out what Data Protection really requires from Data Protection. I wrote a blog asking for questions that charities and fundraisers really wanted the answers to, planning to write the guide over Christmas and publish it in January. Initially, I had lofty ideas for something interactive, but it came to nothing, so a guide to DP and fundraising was the aim.
Social media is evolving by the week and for charities it can be hard to keep up with the dazzling new platforms while remaining effective. The good news is that there are some fundamental elements to success that are unlikely to change such as understanding your audience, setting your goals and defining your strategy.
Have you ever thought about fundraising through Legacies? It can be a difficult subject to introduce, but it can also be very beneficial as a way of raising funds, and awareness of your work.
There is a ‘Small Fundraisers’ group which meets regularly to discuss ways to support each other with fundraising information and look at innovative fundraising ideas.
The group are hoping to design a resource which would help small charities in Wirral to initiate discussions with their beneficiaries regarding legacies, and which would be a practical way of including Legacy funding within their fundraising strategy.
Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance Conference The Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance Conference was aimed at helping charities and other fundraising groups…